Loudon Wainwright III

Born 5 October 1946.
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Loudon Wainwright III - The Days that We Die

The Wainwright family patriach performs The Days that We Die solo on Another Country.

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Loudon Snowden Wainwright III (born September 5, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor. He is the father of musicians Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche, brother of Sloan Wainwright, and the former husband of the late folk singer Kate McGarrigle.

To date, Wainwright has released 22 studio albums. Reflecting upon his career, in 1999, Wainwright stated "you could characterize the catalog as somewhat checkered, although I prefer to think of it as a tapestry."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of 10 Songs for the New Depression

    10 Songs for the New Depression 2010

    Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
    Still flummoxed, this is business as usual for the veteran Grammy debutante.
  2. Review of Strange Weirdos

    Strange Weirdos 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    This is a lush, fully-rounded album that stands on its own...
  3. Review of Here Come The Choppers

    Here Come The Choppers 2005

    Reviewed by Mick Fitzsimmons
    Like some neo-folky version of the Von Trapps, the Wainwright dynasty are everywhere...
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